Italian-style beef stew

Italian-style beef stew

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(138 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
An easy, superhealthy stew full of vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal225
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.87g
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  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 300g pack beef stir-fry strips, or use beef steak, thinly sliced



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g can chopped tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • sprig rosemary, chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • handful pitted olives
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in olive oil for 5 mins until softened and turning golden. Tip in the beef strips, pepper, tomatoes and rosemary, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins until the meat is cooked through, adding some boiling water if needed. Stir through the olives and serve with mash or polenta.

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21st Apr, 2012
Having this tonight for tea - sounds yummy!
19th Apr, 2012
I add carrots, mushrooms and other veg, leave out the olives, easy and great tasting stew.
19th Apr, 2012
My boyfriend made this last night and it was YYYummy! He added a beef stock cube, a wee drop of red wine and some mushrooms, a green pepper and carrots. He simmered it for an hour and served with roast potatoes and puff pastry. Less healthy but very tasty.
16th Apr, 2012
Lovely meal. Great flavours
1st Apr, 2012
This is lovely, quick to cook and reheats well too.
19th Mar, 2012
Delicious...I added in 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, aubergine, a red pepper and some chilli flakes to give it a kick. Goes well with rice and mash. Super healthy and tasty!
23rd Feb, 2012
Absolutely loved this recipe! I added another pepper, some mushrooms and a can of cannellini beans to bulk it up and it served two people 3 very generous portions! I also found it tasted a lot richer the next day, so next time I will be making it the day before we want it! I also agree with others that it needed more seasoning so I added an extra half a sprig of rosemary, an extra clove of garlic and some black pepper.
23rd Jan, 2012
I made this in the slowcooker as I had slightly tougher cuts of meat to cook and added sliced black olives instead of whole ones and it easily fed 4 (admittedly two children but both have healthy appetites). Loved it, we had it with some polenta.
19th Jan, 2012
made this for the first time on saturday, and it was loved by all, even my 3 yr old!!!! Was really tasty, added a beef stock cube and other veg, and did in the now going to be a weekly favourite!!!
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18th Jan, 2012
Found this recipe very bland, needs something to give it a bit more umph!


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